Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Happy New Year TSC
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope you are having a well-deserved restful winter break and enjoying time with family and loved ones.

As our enrollment continues to grow, 2019 will be a year for several new construction projects. Watch for progress on renovations to Harrison High School, McCutcheon High School and Battle Ground Middle School. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we move forward with these improvements.

It's my hope that as we add more classroom space, we continue to build and improve on our educational successes. This includes more opportunities at the Greater Lafayette Career Academy that opens in the fall. There's a lot of excitement from local businesses and other organizations about this community effort to prepare our students for college, technical certifications and the workforce. Stay tuned for more information in 2019.

Wishing you a productive semester that inspires success and lifelong learning,

Scott Hanback

Midterm graduation
The Class of 2019 and the faculties of Harrison and McCutcheon invite you to attend the combined midterm graduation ceremony at 4 pm, Saturday, January 12 at Loeb Playhouse, Purdue University.

TSC will celebrate the achievements of about 35 students who earned their diplomas.

Nominate a woman who deserves a 'salute'
The YWCA Salute to Women is a celebration of remarkable women in the Greater Lafayette Community. Consider nominating a woman who deserves to be “saluted” for her accomplishments to our community.

Nominations must be submitted by January 18.

YWCA Salute to Women
Be a host family
The TSC supports the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship . The organization is looking for host families for its summer program. During their time at Purdue, these students (45 from European countries and 10 from the US) will be staying in a residence hall at Purdue, but for 10 days they are counting on a home stay experience.

If you have questions, you can contact Homestay Coordinator Sarah Powley .

Opportunities with Sister City Exchange program
Greater Lafayette Commerce has an opportunity for high school students to go to Japan on a summer study trip.

Learn more about the Sister City Exchange Program . An informational session will be held at 6 pm, January 16 at Greater Lafayette Commerce, 337 Columbia Street, Lafayette. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Wellness for Life begins
The TSC/LSC North Clinic has reopened under the new management company, Wellness for Life. Watch for updated information on our website.

The South Clinic is now closed for renovations and should reopen next week.

It's a new year and a new start. Ready? Set. Grow!

What’s going to make 2019 even better than last year? You are! Click  here  for tips on how to set goals that will help give you focus for what may just be your best year ever.

Try a personal coach to reach your goals
Get a personal coach to help you reach your goals in the New Year. NuStart's personal coaching program is free to all TSC employees.

" The benefits I gained from receiving health coaching were numerous. Having someone in my corner to give encouragement, advice and a nudge in the right direction helped me to successful. My success came not from what she did, but what she helped me do ." ~Kristy C.

Click here to get started.
Mindfulness Matters
Mindfulness exercises improve attention, reduce anxiety and improve working memory.

Of our waking hours, the mind wanders 50-percent of the time. Focused attention exercises (being mindful) cultivate the brain’s ability to focus on one single object. Examples include the following activities where you specifically note what sensations you are experiencing during the activity: mindful walking, getting grounded, and taking a body scan by intentionally listening to what your body parts are feeling.

Making a daily commitment to practice mindfulness will enable you to be more fully present with the people around you.

Mindfulness Matters
As we begin 2019, consider adopting a mindfulness practice .
INPRS news
It's the most wonderful time of year to check up on your retirement goals. Are you on target to retire well?

Read the INPRS newsletter .

Mileage Matters
Don't forget to submit your mileage for travel during the 2018 calendar year by January 31, 2019.

The mileage rate has been set by the IRS and will be 58 cents for calendar year 2019.  
With Kathy Nimmer

 While sitting with Harrison's National Honor Society on Christmas Eve at the mall as they wrapped gifts for last-minute shoppers, I overheard an adorable conversation between an NHS member and a child who sounded about 5 years old. The child said, as he handed over the gift to be wrapped,"This is the gift that will make her happy." The recipient was the child's mother, but I felt equally gifted. What if we live each day with a commitment to finding something to give to others, whether tangible or not, that is perfectly suited to bring happiness to someone else? I have a hunch that even Santa was not as anticipated by the mall child as was his presenting of that gift to his mother. What a valuable lesson to learn from a little one during one of the most magical seasons of the year.

Vona Schley
Employee Name: Vona Schley
Years with TSC: 20
Position: Custodian, Battle Ground Intermediate School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Vona cares for each student and teacher as if they were her children.
Cathy Vyn
Employee Name: Cathy Vyn
Years with TSC: 10
Position: Aide , Wea Ridge Elementary School
Why is TSC a great place to work: I love helping students succeed. I also enjoy interacting with the teachers, so I get the best of both worlds.


January 7 - Professional day - staff only
January 8 - Students return to school
January 12 - TSC winter commencement
February 18 - School is in session. Makeup day for cancellation November 15.